Nokia Drive 3.0 and Nokia Transport 2.0 for Windows Phone detailed

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A Russian Windows Phone community has published some details regarding upcoming updates for both Nokia Drive and Transport. The manufacturer has been praised by Lumia smartphone owners for the inventory of apps available in the Nokia Collection. So what's new in version 3 of Nokia Drive?

  • The application "learns" based on the style of driving by
  • Time travel and the density of traffic movements are tracked in real time, displaying information on the "live" tile
  • Automatic determination of time of day, with the change of color scheme cards
  • Manual adjustment of routes
  • Off-line favourite lists with the possibility of fixing tiles on the desktop.

As for version 2 of Nokia Transport, which is dedicated to public transportation (including bus and train schedules for more than 500 cities):

  • Search for public transport user's location with respect to
  • Displaying a nearby transportation: buses, trains, trams, subways, taxis, marked stops
  • Show the route with transfers
  • Support Schedule in 87 countries around the world
  • Support for fast access to Favourites
  • Advanced Search
  • Saving query history
  • Change the query without a new route
  • Faster search and installation of the route
  • Optimised application performance

Unfortunately no dates have been revealed as to when the updates will be released.

Source: WP7Forum.ru; thanks to everyone who tipped us!


Reader comments

Nokia Drive 3.0 and Nokia Transport 2.0 for Windows Phone detailed


Yes it does, but make sure it is the 2.0 version (if not, update it now). That is the version that allows offline mode.

I wonder whether it would tell you the street/road name/number. As at the moment it just simply says "at the end of the road turn left" or "turn left at the roundabout". Would be better if it said "Turn left on to Church Street" or "Turn left on to B4090". (UK user).
But I have always favoured Nokia Maps to Google or Bing. On my old Nokia 5230, the sat nav was far more accurate then the Google Sat Nav.

i really don't understand why they're dragging their feet with this when the symbian version has done TTS for street names for a while.
hopefully it's a feature in 3.0 if not the version afterwards.

I don't think Symbian version had proper TTS also. I had 5800(and still have as a spare phone) and I couldn't find out any proper TTS voice in my 5800.(US maps). 
If you know, tell me the exact voice name and I will confirm that. 
Frankly speaking, even though I moved from a TTS GPS to my 5800 GPS, after few initial uses, I got used to non-TTS version and had no issue at all using non-TTS, as far as it says, turn left or right, etc well enough in advance before the upcoming turn. 

Yes, I'm looking forward to TTS, until then I'll keep using Bing maps. I prefer having to tap the screen than not getting street names. Sometimes roads are too close and it's maddening when you can't verify you are turning onto the correct street. I also hope it will use traffic for routing in 3.0. It says it will show it to you, so hopefully it will take it into consideration when choosing a route. In Los Angeles, a traffic-ignorant GPS is problematic, directing you onto the freeway when it's a parking lot. Once Nokia Drive catches up to Bing maps in basic functionality like that, I'll switch.

Nokia Drive doesn't work well in the Seattle area at least. It has twice directed me to an address a block away from the actual destination. I went back to Garmin on my Lumia 900.

The driving navigation takes me on the longest routes. Why haven't they yet introduced speed camera, as that was what they stated first when they released the Lumia and is still mentioned on their website?

The only thing missing is the possibility to point on the map to set destination. If they can fix that this software would be perfect for me.

you can open the map (the map detects your current location)
search for a place, click 'direction', choose among the three options like 1. Walk 2. Public trans 3. Car
choose 3 for driving.
click navigate
nokia drive will commence.

thia is how it works in nokia n9

Would like it to be like this on the Lumia. If you open Nokia Maps and search a place. It just gives you list directions and doesn't open Nokia Drive. Have to copy and paste into Nokia Drive. Its a feature I miss from Android (along with traffic in Google Nav)

This is good news.  I like Nokia Drive, but I wish it was less basic.  This will definitely help.   Maybe I won't have to buy Navigon this summer for a trip.  The free maps and offline mode are a great point in Nokia drive's favor also.

What's with the screenshot of the home screen tiles? The voicemail notification is in the bottom right corner while mine is always below the phone icon...

Very impressed with Nokia Drive, Bing Maps has proven to be almost useless in Europe, and that's a big problem with MS products, they're not global enough they seem to US centric. Good thing Nokia is the opposite, this alliance is awesome.